‘It’s not a job I took lightly’: Camille Vasquez reveals why she was chosen to portray Johnny Depp

In an excerpt from her interview with now well-known attorney Camilla Vasquez on “CBS Mornings,” host Gayle King asked Vasquez actor Johnny Depp to choose her specifically for his high-profile libel case against her ex. -wife Amber Heard. “It was important to have a woman on the team,” replied the 38-year-old lawyer.

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King further asked her to explain why she was chosen, to which Vasquez replied, “This case called for a woman’s point of view.” Vasquez added, “And I was the lucky person chosen to do this job.” “Are you feeling lucky? Is lucky the word? King interrupted him again. “I think so,” Vasquez said. “I think hard work and luck – you can’t underestimate there was a combination there. Of course it’s a huge number of hours, but it’s also a bit of luck, and it’s not a job I took lightly,” she says, adding, “It was his name, it was his life. It was important.

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The interview comes just a week after Heard filed a motion to appeal the jury’s decision ordering him to pay Depp $10 million in damages in the defamation lawsuit. The appeal was filed in a court in Fairfax County, Virginia.

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All seven jurors determined that Heard defamed her ex-husband Depp by claiming he physically assaulted her during their relationship. They awarded the Edward Scissorhands star $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, even though punitive damages in Virginia are capped at $350,000.

Camille Vasquez on verdict day in court in Fairfax, Va. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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After the libel case settled in favor of Depp, Vasquez became an overnight star. TikTok was initially convinced that the young lawyer was romantically involved with the 59-year-old actor, but her flamboyant cross-examination questions and commanding presence on behalf of her client quickly left a lasting impression. Among thousands of Vasquez fans, a tattoo artist named Jazzmyn Wollfe, 27, has permanently inked herself with Vasquez’s figure and his famous “objection” line.

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On July 15, fans captured a video of Vasquez reuniting with Depp at one of his European concerts. The ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ star was also introduced to her boyfriend, British businessman Edward Owen, 38.

King and Vasquez’s full conversation will air Thursday, July 28 on “CBS Mornings” at 7 a.m.

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